TADHack hackathon returns to Dublin and 14 other world cities

28 May 2015

For the second year, the Telecom Application Developer Hackathon – or TADHack – comes to Dublin to pit Irish teams against some of the world’s best to build a software-centric telecom application developer ecosystem.

Last year, TADHack had close to 700 global registrations, more than 60 hacks were generated in Madrid and its five satellites locations, and there were 126 simultaneous viewings of the live streamed event.

And, like last year, Dublin will be connected live to each of the other locations — 14 this year — including the US, the UK, Spain, India, Sri Lanka, Israel, Turkey, Australia and Argentina, on 13 and 14 June, with the event taking place in the NDRC offices in The Digital Exchange in Dublin 8.

Dublin will play host to a diverse range of individuals with skills in user experience, creative arts and software programming to produce never-seen-before web communication apps capable of enhancing online customer experience, shared real-time video and data and peer-to-peer (P2P) media delivery networks.

Prizes up for grabs

For the participants in TADHack Dublin, the event is an opportunity to discover new ways to add communications to their application, service or business.

People will also get to learn, share, code and create new real-time web communications for the internet of things (IoT) and WebRTC.

Over the two-day event, there will be US$35,000 for some of the best projects displayed to add some extra incentive to build some advanced systems.

One of the companies that will be competing in this year’s event is the TSSG spin-out company Kodacall and its founder Miguel Ponce de Leon says it is exciting times to work in this particular field: “”We are rapidly moving away from the world of a simple person-to-person phone call, to an immersive online world where the context of a conversation is shared through audio, video and live media within an application, this world is bringing a ton of innovation to the web/telco ecosystem.”

Hackathon image via Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic